The money allocated by the Scottish Government to fund the council tax freeze is £420 million this year. Council tax brings in about £2 billion a year. That means that just to cover the money that the Scottish Government currently provides to fund the freeze councils would have to raise Council Tax by 21%.
But that's not all, of course, because she's talking about Scotland's councils needing more money - money that she thinks they can raise from the Council Tax - on top of the 21% rise just to pay for ending the freeze. 25% jump in one year, maybe? 30%?
I think Johann Lamont should be telling us just how big a Council Tax rise she's planning.